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07-12-2014, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by benusmc View Post
I was always under the assumption teams were built in order to garner fan support.
I read your post with interest. The sentence above jumped out at me.

You really believe that?

I promise you that NHL GMs assemble teams with the explicit objective of winning. Not with the popular opinion of fans in mind.

Now, winning and garnering fan support are not mutually exclusive. But rest assured that no GM is going to make personnel decisions based on fan-tested polls or "crowdsourced" recommendations. Nor should he. "Good PR" may play a small part in a decision, but it is very low on the list.

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